Friday, June 13, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 31)
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Isabel is getting really good at buckling her high chair, and entertains herself in this manner for many minutes each day.  Unfortunately, she can't unbuckle it, so this is definitely a "together" activity.

Week one of summer va-cay was super fun.  I built a little "music wall" outside on the back porch, and I acquired a very sturdy, weather-resistant play kitchen, so the back "yard" has been a major hang out in the past few days.  In the field trip dept., we have so far enjoyed the Arboretum, the library and the fountain in Columbia Heights.

I finally read The Fault in Our Stars this week.  What took me so long?  I couldn't help tearing through it, even though I simultaneously didn't want it to end.  If you haven't read it yet, you really need to.  But be prepare to neglect all other life responsibilities for a few days.  Sorry laundry.

In addition to buckling, Isabel has been "reading" a lot of books this week.  She spreads them all over the floor in the process, but that's okay because she reads them in a super-cute, very low voice.  I will try to capture this on video soon.

Next week, Elijah and I are hosting a little math camp at our house.  And by math camp, I mean a little 3-year-old fun time with play dough, Legos, art and yes, a tad bit of math.  Because I love math.  I know, nerdsville, but I can't help it.  And, as one of my dad's students said, "It seems like people who are good at math are good at a lot of other things, too." So, no reason we can't start early.  I'll let you know how it goes.

I am through five of the books for the KBR contest judging.  The last book I had to read was so bad that I almost didn't finish.  I only have to pick the top five, and if that makes it in, then I will cry.  I don't think it will.  But I finished it anyway.  Because I'm a good judge like that.  Only 3/4 of the books to go.  

 We're gearing up for a busy weekend around here.  Potluck, b-day party and babysitting tomorrow, Father's Day on Sunday.  A big shout out to Kurt, who is an excellent father even in the face of extreme stress (read: road trips), and another big shout out to my own dad, who is the source of my aforementioned math love.  You guys are amazing.


1 comment:

  1. I guess I am neglecting my life for a sun drenched weekend on the deck. I will be alternating between The Glass Castle and my new Kindle version of The Fault in Our Stars.